Indian Railways to Wi-Fi Enable Select Stations and Important Trains

Indian Railways plans to make popular trains Wi-Fi enabled. To start with, Wi-Fi will be enabled on the Delhi – Amritsar and Delhi – Bhopal routes of Shatabdi Express. It would then be followed by all Shatabdi and Rajdhani trains and a few popular express and super fast trains. This would help executives to utilize their travel time in a productive way. It is expected that in the forthcoming Budget rail minister may make an announcement in this regard. The service will be free.

Railways’ Telecom & IT wing (RailTel) also plans to provide Wi-Fi connectivity at 50 select railway stations to enable passengers at these stations to make use of Broadband Internet facility using their Laptops and other Wi-Fi enabled services. Twenty stations are expected to be made operational by March 2008.

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RailTel has also been asked to provide cyber Cafes at 82 stations on Indian Railways out of which cyber cafes at 24 stations have already been commissioned. [via et]

This is really great, Laluji! You are making us proud.  I was hoping for this facility many years back when I used to commute in Trivandrum – Mangalore route. I then accesses internet using Reliance mobile USB connection, which often got cut as it depends on the reliance signal strength.

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